Installing 2 USB burners

vbimport

#1

I have a SONY DRU 700A and a Memorex 3202-3298 burner. Both are USB.

I cannot get them to reliably work at the same time. Using a time-consuming process (uninstall both, reboot, install one, reboot, install the other) they sometimes both work. But even then the Memorex will ‘disappear’ spontaneously, and almost always after a reboot.

Neither burner came with a driver, so they are both using the default Microsoft driver.

I am running Windows XP, Service Pack 3.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

MartinL


#2

There isn’t much that you can likely do. You aren’t likely to be able to successfully use them both simultaneously anyway. Ensure you have the latest MB (motherboard) drivers installed. Aside from that, you could get a self powered USB hub, which would hopefully resolve the “disappearing” problem. But again, you won’t be able to use them both at the same time. Even read only would be unbearably slow.